La Cumbre unveils the reality of what it means to live as an amputee in the developing world. In partnership with the Range of Motion Project (ROMP), La Cumbre joins world class mountaineer and wounded warrior Chad Jukes on an heartfelt journey to shed light on a public health issue affecting amputees world wide.
Kathy Pico, an Ecuadorian native lost her leg to cancer at age 38. Reassessing her life’s value, Kathy turned to alpinism. On July 28th, 2017 Kathy attempted Cayambe, Ecuador’s 3rd tallest volcano towering at 18,996 ft tall alongside Chad Jukes and The Range of Motion Project.
Executive Producer: Lindsey Hagen
Director: Dana Romanoff
Director of Photography: Chris Naum
Editor: Chris Naum
Production Company: Stept Studios
Allied Feather and Down
Jonny Copp Foundation
About Range of Motion Project (ROMP)
ROMP is a non-profit, for-impact healthcare organization dedicated to providing prosthetic and orthotic care to those without access to these services. Its mission is to provide high quality prosthetic care in underserved populations, which enhances mobility and unlocks human potential.
The organization seeks to eliminate ambulatory disability by providing a preferential option in orthotic and prosthetic care. By supplying prosthetic limbs and orthotic braces to those who do not have access to these services, ROMP’s aim is to return patients to their families and communities as productive, healthy individuals.=
ROMP puts forth that disability is caused by broken devices and broken healthcare systems – not broken bodies – and we work to increase the mobility, visibility, and dignity of all those marginalized by lack of access to rehabilitative technology.
Learn more at rompglobal.org.